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Necessity

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(1):

(n.) The condition of being needy or necessitous; pressing need; indigence; want.

(2):

(n.) That which is necessary; a necessary; a requisite; something indispensable; - often in the plural.

(3):

(n.) That which makes an act or an event unavoidable; irresistible force; overruling power; compulsion, physical or moral; fate; fatality.

(4):

(n.) The negation of freedom in voluntary action; the subjection of all phenomena, whether material or spiritual, to inevitable causation; necessitarianism.

(5):

(n.) The quality or state of being necessary, unavoidable, or absolutely requisite; inevitableness; indispensableness.

Bibliography Information
Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Necessity'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​web/​n/necessity.html. 1828.
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